Through muddied waters
A lotus finds the sunlight
Hope resurrectedI found this fitting since the tea actually tastes quite a bit like muddied waters. At least it's cold and has powerful antioxidants. And hey...free haiku!
But honestly, sometimes I don't mind the taste of dirt. It's why I like beets, I think. They just taste (and are) good for you. I also like when my husband smells like dirt and grass after he's been working outside. Maybe it's a primal thing (and perhaps a topic for a different blog).
I did a 6-day fast about 7 years ago that was really great (for me). And when I got back into eating food, all I really craved was fresh, natural food. I remember thinking that cauliflower never tasted so good. I know it was because I had freed my tastebuds and my body from wanting all of the additives and so-called "natural flavors" that you find on many labels.
So...I'm now on a mission to spice it up the natural way in order to jazz things up for these kids, and - who am I kidding - myself. Since most of my spice cabinet spices taste like nutmeg and oregano mixed together (sort of like how your mom's old purfumes started to have that same "we're done" smell), I'm going to make a list of 4-5 spices and head back over to the bulk food aisle and see what I can uncover. A sensory journey, if you will. As soon as I can find something that entices these little humans to eat quinoa, I'll let you know.
*for the record, and so I can stop referring to them by age or birth order, my kids are Rainey (10), Gus (3), and Sam (20 months).